Book of the Month: We Must Not Think of Ourselves (2023) by Lauren Grodstein


We Must Not Think of Ourselves (2023) by Lauren Grodstein Critical Evaluation "Two decades before World War II, Lauren Grodstein’s great-grandparents fled Poland’s capital city and the antisemitism that was already ascendant there. “In all likelihood,” she writes in the afterword to this accomplished sixth book, “I would not be here had they stayed.” A chilling what-if, an idea for a book. More than a century after those ancestors escaped to safety, Grodstein gives voice to the doomed denizens they might have become. Set in the brutal Warsaw ghetto that made prisoners of more than 400,000 Jews under Nazi occupation, “We [...]